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Just primed some of the PCI slot covers and an hdd cage. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures. It's a bit late. I think I'll make a separate thread for my worklog actually.
 
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My question.....why would you use FLAT BLACK paint and then CLEARCOAT it? One defeats the purpose of the other. Clearcoat adds gloss. Flat black paint is gloss-free
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he might know something we dont
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I bet he doesn't. I bet he's trying to go overboard and doesn't realize it.
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thats one way to learn. Or he may not want it as glossy as gloss paint will be.
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I bet he doesn't. I bet he's trying to go overboard and doesn't realize it.

Ouch. Like a sharp knife..

I'd bet he's not "trying" so much as he isn't sure how to do it. He's likely not done it before, which is why he posted here asking. We all learn by doing. Everyone makes mistakes here and there, and that's ok. We're only human. No one would ever grow if we didn't go through this process.

Putting clearcoat on a flat style paint will add some shine, but it won't be as much as the gloss effect. It will still be somewhat flat, as long as you keep the coats of clear light. There is a way to dampen the glossy effect of the clear but I don't remember how to do it.
There used to be a 'flat' clearcoat of sorts, but I don't know if it still exists.
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